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The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 October 2008 (USA)
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A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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Josh Safdie (as Joshua Safdie)

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Josh Safdie (story & screenplay) (as Joshua Safdie), Eleonore Hendricks (screenplay) (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Bat 'Batman' Baxter Bat 'Batman' Baxter ... Hello Beautiful / Handsome
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Wayne Chin Wayne Chin ... Wayne
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Lowell the Dog Lowell the Dog ... Lowell
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The Fly The Fly ... Fly
Dawn Glickman Dawn Glickman ... Dawn
Alex Greenblatt Alex Greenblatt ... Son
Gary Greenblatt Gary Greenblatt ... Father
Eleonore Hendricks ... Eléonore
Francesca LaPrelle Francesca LaPrelle ... Mom
Miranda LaPrelle Miranda LaPrelle ... Daughter
Astrid Larson Astrid Larson ... Astrid
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A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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Official Sites:

Sophie Dulac [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El placer de ser robado See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,720, 5 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,720, 5 October 2008
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Red Bucket Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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A different reading. Actual pleasure.
29 June 2008 | by benspecialSee all my reviews

I saw this film at Cannes twice and I can't seem to either get away from it or get it out of my mind. I keep thinking about the surface nature of the main character Eleonore in the beginning and throughout. But what is crazy is she knows it.

It is not that she is annoying. I Think it is sad to see someone hide their true emotions. She smiles and you wonder why is she smiling, It is uncomfortable to be in the room. These are negative qualities and that is why they are on film (and yes beautiful 16 mm, finally!). They are just an exaggerated type of personality that forces us to see what we all sometimes fall victim too, too big a self-conscience.

She is a great thief, but she is not really stealing. She just wants to learn more about people because she is afraid, or unwilling, to say hello in a genuine way.

At times I didn't like her but so what? Film is not about feeling comfortable, it is about thinking about how you can change parts of yourself. When I didn't like her or what she is doing, I asked myself why? And that is what I liked. I liked also seeing the other people in New york who don't have her problem. Heck, there is a guy walking around saying how beautiful everything is. And wait, here we see her wonder what that life might be like. Also, when she listens to the trumpet playing, I Thought how sad, she realizes her faults. Sometimes you can't change them (Having been in therapy I should know, haha).

Thanks for showing me the pains of holding back, and the beauty of letting it out.


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